Coronavirus Disrupting Lives Everywhere: Courses Moved Online Through Remainder of Semester

Coronavirus Disrupting Lives Everywhere: Courses Moved Online Through Remainder of Semester

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Coming back from Spring Break, many Saint Francis students were ready to finish the spring semester strong. Talk of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, was scattered across campus, but no one took it too seriously. Within a week, however, things changed quickly around the world and at SFU. Athletics...

English and Communications Major Wins National Writing Award

English and Communications Major Wins National Writing Award

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Freshman English and Communications major Scott Riner has received a national award for a short story he wrote titled “The Grandfather Clock.”  This annual writing contest is sponsored by Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Catholic Scholastic Honor Society.  Religious Studies professor Rosemary Be...

University Announces Catholic Student Community “Alta Via”

University Announces Catholic Student Community “Alta Via”

Scott Riner, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Campus Ministry is launching a Catholic student community. Alta Via, which means “the highway” in Latin, will provide the opportunity for a select group of students to grow in their faith through this initiative. The program will launch in the fall semester. “Alta Via comes from a path thro...

Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Business Day

Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Business Day

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic has led to the cancellation of the 19th annual Business Day, coordinated by the Shields School of Business and SFU’s Enactus Team. In years past, Business Day was broken down into two main parts: professional lectures and business competitions for high school students to experie...

University Cancels Mock Convention

University Cancels Mock Convention

Patrick Hough, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Since the 1960 presidential election between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, the History and Political Science Department, in association with the Current Affairs Club, has made it a tradition to hold a mock political convention on campus. Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, however, the 2020 Mock Conv...

Classes to be Conducted Remotely Beginning March 18 Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Classes to be Conducted Remotely Beginning March 18 Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12, 2020

Courtesy of the University's Marketing and Communications Office: University President Father Malachi Van Tassell announced that the school will move to remote instruction, beginning March 18, in response to the global Coronavirus outbreak. Below is Father Malachi's message that was shared with ...

SFU Awarded $28K Grant to Combat Sexual Assault

SFU Awarded $28K Grant to Combat Sexual Assault

Noah Brunhuber, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

One of Saint Francis’ top priorities is to ensure the safety of every student and the University recently secured a grant to help it better achieve this mission.  Saint Francis has received a $28,500 grant from the state of Pennsylvania to help fight against sexual assault.  The grant is p...

Faculty Member’s Research Referenced in Rolling Stone

Faculty Member’s Research Referenced in Rolling Stone

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Research conducted by Travis Tasker, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, along with his dissertation advisor, William Burgos, was referenced in a Rolling Stone magazine article titled “America’s Radioactive Secret.” The article was published in January. Their research explores...

Chemistry Majors to Represent SFU at International Conference

Chemistry Majors to Represent SFU at International Conference

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Six chemistry majors will be attending “Pittcon 2020” in Chicago from March 1-4. Pittcon is the largest instrumentation analytical chemistry floor show in the world.  Seniors Michelle Karpinsky, Genell Jasper, Katie Augustine and Hannah Schoeppner, along with juniors Ivory Krise and Victoria Gei...

Krimmel to Receive NABC’s Guardian-of-the-Game Service Award

Krimmel to Receive NABC’s Guardian-of-the-Game Service Award

Noah Brunhuber, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Service is something that all SFU students are asked to demonstrate in their daily lives.  Head men’s basketball coach Rob Krimmel has consistently served as an example for his players and others around campus on how to serve others. In April, he will be recognized for this service.  Krimmel...

Villarrial Becomes Winningest Coach in SFU Football History

Villarrial Becomes Winningest Coach in SFU Football History

Jason Brown

January 31, 2020

Head football coach Chris Villarrial is now the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history with 46 victories after his team defeated Delaware State, 35-21, in its final game of the 2019 season. Villarrial passed former Red Flash head football coach and athletics director Art Martynuska, w...

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Participate in March on Mountain

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Participate in March on Mountain

Marina Misitano, Editor

January 31, 2020

The seventh annual “March on the Mountain” was held on the campus mall on Jan. 22. March on the Mountain gives people the opportunity to unite in prayer, proclaim the sanctity of human life, and advocate collectively for pro-life values. The event was sponsored by Campus Ministry. “It was a wonde...

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